During a Formula 4 South East Asia Championship race, French driver, Hadrien David displayed some incredible skill. The 15-year old started 10th at the Sepang International Circuit, and rocketed up the order.
To be precise, he managed to move up from 10th to 3rd in the span of two corners. He later went on to win the race and extend his lead in the championship.
Hadrien David leads in the overall standings after winning three of the four first-stage races. Irish driver Lucca Allen was the only driver to be on the podium in all four races. Finnish racer Emil Seppanen finished third in Race 4.
After bagging one race the day before and another earlier yesterday morning, David completed a stunning season-opening weekend when he dominated the last race at the Sepang International Circuit.
From pole, David charged into the first turn and led all the way to the end, finishing in a time of 20 minutes 32.616 seconds. For the record, the other winner this week was Sweden’s Emil Skaras, who won Race 2.
And yesterday, just two laps in, the race was red-flagged following a huge crash involving Dane Malthe Jakobsen whose car flipped after colliding with another driver. After the damaged car removed and debris cleared, the race resumed with David leading the pack and holding on to his lead to the chequered flag.
Irish driver Lucca Allen, who has been consistent this weekend, was just over a second behind the winner and earned another podium finish. Allen is the only driver to be on the podium in all four races, he finished second thrice and third once.
Finland’s Emil Seppanen took his chances well to move up the field and finish Race 4 third in 20:34.316.
Meanwhile, in Race 3 earlier in the morning, David shot ahead in the fourth lap and held on for a comfortable win in a time of 20 minutes 09.336 seconds in the nine-lap race.
“I was happy to win two races. It was a nice battle with Jakobsen, I managed to overtake him outside on Turn 5 and it was really close. I managed to build a gap and was really happy with the result,” said David.